Was going to ask where Ridley is, but yeah... cant fit him in. I appreciate you keeping Gleeson in. Underrated player.B: Hooker - Ambrose - Francis
HB: Saad - Hurley - McGrath
C: McKenna - Heppell - Cutler
HF: Smith - Daniher - Fantasia
F: Tipungwuti - McKernan - Stringer
R: Phillips - Shiel - Merrett
Int: Redman - Gleeson - Parish - Langford
Very similar.B Francis Ambrose Gleeson
HB Saad. Hurley. Mckenna
C. McGrath. Parish. Heppell
HF. Smith. Daniher. Fantasia
F. Tippa. Hooker. Stringer
Int - Redman, Cutler, Smack, Langford
I’d be playing Hooker fwd from now on & phase in BTZ for more games where opportunity presents. He’s too slow now as a KDP & can create a headache as another marking option with JD & Smack moving through the 50.
I get your sentiment re balance of KPD, but omitting Ambrose isn’t the answer when he was our best KPD this year. Hooker goes fwd everyday of the week to accomodate him ahead of Brown/Stewart who ideally shouldn’t be best 22.Francis Hooker Saad
Redman Hurley Gleeson
McGrath Zerrett Zaharakis
Stringer Smack Fantasia
Stewart Daniher Walla
Belly Heppell Shiel
Parish Langford Smith McKenna
So some controversial decisions
1. No Ambrose
So this is incredibly stiff if you ask me, but someone had to make room. We can't carry all of Ambrose, France, Hooker and Hurley as it is too tall. Hooker and Hurley play if fit due to seniority let's face it. So who do we want out of Frang and Ambrose? Well we can't drop Frang on last year's final and he has greater x factor anyway. I doubt this is an issue though due to Hooker/Hurley durability issues lately.
2. Stewart over Brown
So this is an interesting one. I think we forget what a force the Fanta/Joey/Walla/Hooker/Stewart combo was in 2017. Add Stringer and replace Smack for Hooker and we have a very similar potent combo. Brown hasn't done a lot wrong, but he should be only depth for a team trying to win a final. Stewart can play the same role as a lead up forward but has a higher upside.
I imagine it'd be a lot like watching Langford play as an inside mid because he's got the size for it. Don't think either of them have the natural aggression the genuine inside players do.Wouldn't mind seeing big Tommy Cutler given a crack if he trains as a clearance/inside mid this pre-season. Has the size and massive boot for it, just haven't seen enough of him to tell if that's how he plays.
Fair point. I'd like to see big Tom get aggressive, looks like a solid unitI imagine it'd be a lot like watching Langford play as an inside mid because he's got the size for it. Don't think either of them have the natural aggression the genuine inside players do.
Compare SPP to Langford in how they attack a contest for example.
I'm not sure TBell is obviously ahead of Phillips. By the sounds of things he has superior stamina to TBell and finished 2019 with some ascendancy in form.Was going to ask where Ridley is, but yeah... cant fit him in. I appreciate you keeping Gleeson in. Underrated player.
Obv TBell ahead of Phillips if fit. Perhaps Hooker forward in place of Mckernan, and give BZT a run.
We are looking decent!